The nation’s top law schools seek applicants with a well-rounded undergraduate education — one like the liberal arts and sciences curriculum Christopher Newport offers. Regardless of your major, the Pre-Law Program will help prepare you for law school.
While no specific courses are required for law school admission, classes in constitutional law, logic and legal reasoning are helpful in preparing for the Law School Admission Test and the rigors of law school. Both the constitutional studies concentration in American studies and the philosophy of law minor offer courses particularly relevant to such preparation.
In addition to prerequisite coursework, Christopher Newport offers several resources to help you gain admission to your law school of choice:
- Academic and career advising
- Workshops, seminars and guest lectures
- Networking opportunities
- Phi Delta Alpha professional pre-law fraternity
We also encourage you to explore legal careers first hand by volunteering in courts and law offices and shadowing practitioners in various legal fields — experiences we will help you find.